Saint-Saëns arr. Siloti: The Swan

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Alexander Siloti was prominent among the ‘Silver Age’ of Russian musicians at the turn of the last century

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Pupil of Tchaikovsky, cousin of Rachmaninov, Alexander Siloti was prominent among the ‘Silver Age’ of Russian musicians at the turn of the last century, as a teacher, arranger and performer. His transcriptions of Bach and other composers are surprisingly delicate compared with his contemporaries and reflect his fastidious perfectionism: nothing is left to chance.